BLUE SPRINGS, Miss. (AP, abc24.com) - Authorities in north Mississippi are trying to find out who has been stealing pets after two dogs were found mutilated.
Union County investigators tell The Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal that at least 11 dogs have been stolen from homes in Blue Springs since the middle of November. Roger Garner, chief investigator for the Union County Sheriff's Department, said two of the dogs were found mutilated.
He said the missing dogs were found "with their throats cut and bodies duct-taped."
The case has frightened area pet owners.
James Stewart, a Union County resident, said he'd heard that the dogs were found with their heads severed. He doesn't let his out alone at night anymore.
Information from: Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal, http://nems360.com/